Ernest Dale Rich

Ernest Dale Rich, 56, of Adrian, TX passed away June 18, 2020.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Monday, June 22, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Adrian. Private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery at Vega. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

On December 9th, 1963, Dick & Joyce Rich welcomed the arrival of their third child.  Dale completed the family. He attended school at Adrian, and he loved his community and currently served as city alderman.  Actually – Dale loved TEXAS- Dallas Cowboys and all! He grew to love the Lord and completed in-depth studies of God’s word. He held fast to his favorite scripture John 3:16. He also liked participating in educational conversations & teasing the closest of his numerous friends.

Dale completed his training and worked several years as a paramedic. He met and married the love of his life, Tammy Gardner on June 12, 1999. They worked at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch & later managed a Stuckey’s store at Centerville Indiana before returning to his beloved home in Adrian. Dale took pride in his completion of a BS in Business.

On June 18, 2020 after a valiant long, hard-fought battle with illness, Dale joined a host of relatives for a breakfast feast at the Lord’s table.

He left behind his wife, Tammy; mother, Joyce; sister, Tonda & husband Todd White; brother, Steve & wife Carla Rich; father-in-law, Stanley Gardner; brothers-in-law & wives, Danny and Quita Gardner, and Jeremy and Emily Gardner; and numerous nieces, nephews, many additional family members, and special friends.

Preceding him in his journey were his dad Dick Rich & his Mother-in-law Jim Ann Gardner.

In lieu of flowers, please support one of the following, Vega Cemetery Fund, BSA Hospice of the Southwest, National Kidney Foundation, or the Ronald McDonald House.

13 Replies to “Ernest Dale Rich”

  1. I’m sooo sorry for your loss dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  2. Rest In Peace Dale! I will always remember you and have memories of the time we spent on our Paramedic venture! You were an awesome friend! Rest In Peace!

  3. Joyce Marie, I’m so sorry you have lost your son, I know it’s a great loss for you and will be keeping you and your family in prayer.

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